Clay Imoo is back for the second year with a song to cheer on the Seattle Seahawks as they aim for a repeat Superbowl win February 1.
Imoo, who directs the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver’s Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office in his spare time, is an enthusiastic Seahawks fan. He has again teamed up with Marie Hui and Arielle Tuliao to create ‘Blank Space,’ a Taylor Swift parody song which praises the Seahawks and disses their opponent, the New England Patriots.
Imoo (responding to an enthusiastic comment about their YouTube video) said:
My job is to write the lyrics, while the ladies’ job is to make it sound good haha. In all seriousness, I feel a good parody has to have enough references to the original song (including extremely close . . . if not identical lyrics) yet an obvious knowledge of the subject matter. . . . For this one in particular, we like the song because it’s catchy, it’s current, and a few lines of the original song lend itself well (ie. “Cause you know I love the players . . . and you love the game”).
Also important is the cadence of the words and the phrasing. I work very hard to ensure that the reworked lyrics are the same syllables as the original. Thus, it’s more identifiable and less of a stretch.
Jeffrey Greenman takes over at Regent College
Completely unsolicited by us, these leaders repeatedly told our search consultant that we already had the best possible candidate in Jeff. He is recognized throughout theological education networks as an outstanding leader and administrator.
Jeff has an impressive resume filled with academic and professional achievements, but most important to us on the board is that the trajectory of the heartbeat of his life matches the heartbeat of Regent College. . . .
I’ve watched him honour the faculty and listen carefully to those people whom God has called here, and to make sure that those people are positioned properly to serve God in the ways that he has equipped them to do.
Rod Wilson has served the college well for the past 15 years. As we look forward to a new season under a new president, please join me in celebrating God’s great provision.
At the beginning, we were very innovative and creative. We were doing something that nobody else had ever done: graduate theological education for the laity, for the whole people of God. What excites me is that now, there are opportunities for new and creative ways of opening up access for more people to have this kind of education.
Lynn Valley United featured
“In Metro Vancouver, as we are facing escalating house prices and land constraints, and we thought that it would be an interesting opportunity to engage with churches because they do often hold key sites in fantastic areas that could benefit from having a more urban use,” Mr. Paolella says.
The article also looked at Central Presbyterian Church:
In the West End, near St. Paul’s Hospital at Thurlow and Pendrell, Rev. Jim Smith and his Presbyterian church chose to embark on a different business model. Instead of redeveloping their land for market condos, they chose to expand the church and build rental housing that would take the form of a 22-storey tower. Bosa Properties will own and manage 162 market-rate units, and the church will own and manage 45 units as a housing society, set at affordable rates and intended mostly for seniors.
Central Presbyterian Church took on the project not because its congregation was shrinking, but because it was growing.
“We were out of time and space,” Mr. Smith says.
The Christian university had asked the court to review the society’s decision to deny accreditation to its graduates. It argued the law society overstepped its jurisdiction and failed to comply with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. . . .
The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society decided last April to impose a ban on articling students from Trinity Western University until it dropped a requirement to have students sign a community covenant. That agreement requires students to promise they won’t have sex outside heterosexual marriage.
The society argued the agreement represents unlawful discrimination against gays and lesbians under the charter and violates the province’s Human Rights Act. . . .
Last month, the British Columbia government revoked its support for the law school, saying the university can’t enrol students in the program because of the “uncertainty” over approval by the B.C. Law Society.
Trinity Western University has said it will also take legal action against the Law Society of Upper Canada in Ontario, which voted against approving the law school.
Meanwhile, law societies in Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nunavut have decided to accept Trinity Western’s graduates.
Jan 2015As Little Children – January 29, 2015 - January 31, 2015 at All Day
Go! Conference 2015 – January 29, 2015 - February 1, 2015 at All Day
Thomas Merton Symposium – January 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Underneath the Lintel – January 29, 2015 - January 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Missions Fest 2015 Conference: Across the Street - Around the World – January 30, 2015 - February 1, 2015 at All Day
Chapel at Missions Fest – January 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This Kingdom: Worship & Prayer & Fellowship – January 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christian Lane: 2011 Canadian International Organ Competition Winner – January 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Storytelling and the Spiritual Lives of Children – January 31, 2015 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Red Light / Green Light Screening – January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Atesto: Respond at Missions Fest – January 31, 2015 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Watoto Choir in Concert – January 31, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thomas Merton's 100th Beerthday, uh Birthday, Party – January 31, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Feb 2015Jazz Vespers: Don Stewart – February 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taizé Contemplative Service – February 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Is Christianity the Only True Religion?: Buddha, Muhammad, Jesus, Confucius – February 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Watoto Choir in Concert – February 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
C.S. Lewis and Thomas Merton: Soul Friends (Four Monday evenings - 3) – February 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Making Peace With Church – February 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Metro Vancouver Alliance Transit Forum – February 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open House: Pacific Academy – February 4, 2015 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Vancouver Pastors Prayer Fellowship – February 4, 2015 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Business By the Book: Wayne Wachell – February 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Living the Good Life, with Jamie Rauch, film industry life coach – February 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Jazz Evensong: L.J. Montenay – February 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Life Lines Art Show – February 5, 2015 - February 12, 2015 at All Day
Glenn Smith: How to Read Your Neighbourhood - 20 Steps for Assessing Your Missional Context – February 5, 2015 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
More Than Myth? – February 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thomas Merton at 100: Public Intellectual and Democratic Dissenter – February 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Deeper Roots Relationship Conference – February 6, 2015 - February 8, 2015 at All Day
Perogy Night in Vancouver – February 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
More Than Myth? – February 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
A Table for Sharing: MCC Winter Banquet – February 7, 2015 at 6:30 am - 8:30 am
Transitions of Life: Healthy Aging, Retirement & the Spiritual Life – February 7, 2015 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
3rd Sto:lo History & Culture Learning Day – February 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Gospel Boys Concert – February 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Power of Music – February 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Alan Matheson / Wade Mikkola Duetti – February 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jazz Vespers: Don Stewart – February 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Is Christianity the Only True Religion?: Amen & Ahem – February 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
C.S. Lewis and Thomas Merton: Soul Friends (Four Monday evenings - 4) – February 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jazz Evensong: Original Blend – February 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Perspectives (weekly course / Thursday evenings) – February 12, 2015 at 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm
An Evening with Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party – February 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Spirit Community – February 13, 2015 - February 14, 2015 at All Day
Dr. Michael Rekart: Going the Whole Nine Yards – February 13, 2015 at 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Christian Unity: What's at Stake? – February 13, 2015 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
TheStream Launch Party – February 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tim Bowyer: Finding Home in an Age of Displacement – February 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Family Valentine's Concert with Judi The Manners Lady – February 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Hazeltones Sing-Along Gospel – February 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A Table for Sharing: MCC Winter Banquet – February 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Handel's Theodora – February 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North Vancouver School of the Bible – February 15, 2015 - February 21, 2015 at All Day
Jazz Vespers: Holly Burke – February 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Is Christianity the Only True Religion?: Being Neighbourly – February 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm